Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services

Industry Ag News 4/17

Carrie Muehling

  • American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall will join the Great American Economic Revival Industry Group focused on agriculture. President Donald Trump created 17 groups to help shape plans to reopen the economy following the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • As food banks struggle to keep up with dramatic increases in demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic, farmers and ranchers are eager to work with the Agriculture Department to bridge the supply gap and get farm products to those in need, according to a letter from the American Farm Bureau Federation and Feeding America.
  • The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s My American Farm STEM app, named a gold medal winner in the 2019 Horizon Interactive Awards, is just one of the ways the Foundation is helping parents and educators adapt to at-home learning.
  • North Hill Group is pleased to announce two staffing updates: the promotion of Greg Dana to vice president and the addition of Mary Locke as a senior advisor.
  • Volunteers at U.S. Sugar recently donned masks and carefully packed crates brimming full of green beans. Each crate full of fresh produce was destined for a local church or community group.
  • American Farmland Trust’s Farmer Relief Fund received a much needed infusion of cash over the last couple weeks, with corporations that rely on farmers making commitments to serve the growing number of applications. Anuvia Plant Nutrients, Cargill, Farmland®, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Valent donations brought the total in the fund to $750,000.
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